John J. Sabatka, Jr.
Date of Birth
December 19, 1945
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
November 30, 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, December 4, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. Vitus Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, December 3, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations

John J. Sabatka, Jr.  75 of Lincoln, NE entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.   He was born December 19, 1945 in Wahoo, NE to John and Anna (Pelikan) Sabatka Sr.   He graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1963.  John joined the Air National Guard in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1971.  He was united in marriage on July 2 1966 to Paulette Cejka in Council Bluffs, IA.  From this union three children were born, Brian, Annette and Paul.

John worked as a fabrication operator for Cushman for 38 years before retiring.   He also farmed on the Sabatka homestead for 25 years.

John enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.  He loved spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #342.

John is survived by his wife, Paulette; children, Brian Sabatka of Lincoln, Annette (Nick) Crump of Lincoln; Paul (Patty) Sabatka of Holdrege; grandchildren, Nathaniel (fiancé Lauren) Sabatka, Johnna Nicolas, Robert Sabatka, Jackson Crump, Gavin Crump, Bryson Crump, Derek Sabatka, Christopher Sabatka, Sam Peyrot; great-grandchildren, Christian, Sophia and Carlos Nicolas; sister, Dorothy Benes; brother-in-law, Rod Mach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Sabatka Sr.; infant sister, Mildred; sister, Rita Mach; brother-in-law, Dan Benes.


Condolences for John J. Sabatka, Jr.
  1. Jolene Schauer
    • December 1, 2021 - 1 year ago

    Rest in peace brother-in-law. We will miss you.
    John and Jolene (Cejka) Schauer

  2. Carol Aldrich
    • December 2, 2021 - 1 year ago

    Paulette and family sorry to hear if your loss.

  3. Leo Behne
    • December 2, 2021 - 1 year ago

    Paulette, surprised and sad to see Johnny’s name in the obituaries this morning. Rings be back to the crazy times we had just out of high school and the hard work we did with the state survey crew. I see you guys raised a big beautiful family and i’m sure Johnny was proud of that. I condolences and sympathies

  4. Phil and Judy Rezac
    • December 4, 2021 - 1 year ago

    Paulette and family, We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Many memories of the fun we had in the valparaiso class of 63 come to mind. Johnny was a friend we will never forget. May memories give you consolation and may he rest in peace. Phil and Judy Rezac

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